Powering the world

McArthur River Mine 

53 MW

"Wärtsilä has an established track record of delivering high quality. We were impressed by Wärtsilä’s proposal to supply an efficient power plant solution on a fast-track basis. This was an important consideration in choosing Wärtsilä as our engine supplier for this project."

- Shane McLaughlin, EDL Executive General Manager, Project Delivery



The McArthur River Mine in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Northern Territory of Australia, is one of the world’s largest providers of zinc in bulk concentrate form. Operated by McArthur River Mining Pty Ltd (MRM), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the international Glencore group, the mine produces approximately 3 percent of the world’s total zinc resources each year. The mine’s processing plant was doubled in size in 2014, which created the need for a new power source.
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Main data

   Customer   Energy Developments Ltd (EDL) (IPP) 
   Type   Wärtsilä 34 gas power plant
   Operating mode   Baseload
   Gensets   6 x Wärtsilä 20V34SG
   Total output   53 MW 
   Fuel   Natural gas
   Scope   EEQ (Engineering & Equipment)
   Delivered   2014

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Contact info

If you want to know more about the McArthur River Mine project, please contact

Suraj Narayan
Sales Director
Wärtsilä Energy Solutions
+61 409 717 325

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